Book Name: Curve Ball
Series: Homeruns #2
Author's Name: Sloan Johnson
Genre: M/M- Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Jason and Cam
Release Date: July 29, 2015
Book Provided by: ARC by author
Reviewed by: Wendy
My Rating: 4 stars
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Blurb: Jason Klein’s living with the fallout from a decision he knew was the right one at the time. He never told anyone about the love of his life, which left him to mourn alone when he found out the man he gave his heart to had been killed in combat. Now, his heart has had time to heal, but he’s not sure he’s ready to let himself move on. Until he meets Cam Morgan…
Without a job lined up following graduation, Cam Morgan took his best friend up on his offer to move to Milwaukee and stay with him until he could get on his feet. The last thing he wanted to do the day after getting to town was go to a party filled with a bunch of jocks. Sure, they were “professional athletes” but Cam was convinced that bigger bank accounts didn’t make them any more accepting of people like him. He certainly didn’t expect to meet Jason, the Mavericks’ catcher who broke every stereotype he’d had.
What started out as one hot, sweaty night together quickly grows into something deeper. Jason welcomes Cam into his home and his life, but now he has to teach the younger man that it’s not a sign of weakness to let people help you.
Review: I was so happy to get this book, I just finished reading Wild Pitch, book 1 in the series, so I went straight into this one. I have to say I loved Jason, a man who despite fighting his own demons knew from the moment he saw Cam he would do what he had to just to know the man better. Being a gay man deep in the closet and a professional ball player, were two things Jason knew about himself. He also knew that once Cam was in his life, he would still be a gay man playing professional ball but he would not be in the closet any longer. Coming to terms with a lost love and broken heart Jason learns how to open his heart again to Cam, a gay man who is out and proud.
The growing love between these two was a great read and a wonderful journey to follow along with. Between Cam's sarcasm and Jason's ability to let the past go, along with their friends constantly helping their relationship move forward, this was a great book to read.